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Hi! I’m a military wife and stay-at-home mom and freelance writer/editor/designer and come fall, maybe homeschooler. I’m going to update the About Page with photos and bios once I get a chance. (In the meantime, there’s some info below, and you can see the outdated About Page, pre-Lion, here)

“Champ” and “Lion”

If you haven’t figured it out, my sons aren’t actually named Champ and Lion. Those are their blog nicknames. If some stranger were to recognize my son on the street and call him “Champ,” he wouldn’t think you knew him, he’d think you were a creeper and run away. Am I a bit paranoid? Yes. Should I be public, on the internet, with the real names of my children? I don’t think so. The internet is forever, and in ten years, if people google my child’s name, I don’t want my blog popping up. It might be public, but it’s also personal.

On Motherhood

Being a mom is no piece of cake. It takes the whole Cake, and often that Cake feels like she’s been thrown into an electric fan and splattered all over the house. But Lord, do I love these boys. I watched October Baby earlier today, and it breaks my heart that people believe that some children aren’t wanted. ALL children are wanted. Each and every child is wanted. And if you don’t want them, someone else would give up their lives for the chance to want them, including me.

Each person ever conceived is valuable and special. Each person was made in the image of God and is loved by him. Because we are loved by him, we can love others. It’s hard work being a mom, especially if you have to do it on your own, but if you have faith that God can take you there, he will make you a better mom every day of the year. His grace is even better than a morning shot of coffee (or any other favorite caffeinated beverage. I’m a tea drinker myself).

I thank God every night that he gave me the precious gift of my children. I didn’t ask to be pregnant in 2010, but I am ever so thankful I was. I don’t deserve to be blessed by these sweet boys every day, but I am. I hope I never take motherhood for granted.